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This Tuesday (09.10.12) Chancellor Merkel is making her first visit in the capital of Greece, Athens. It has been a long time ago since the last German Chancellor visited Greece in the context of the traditional exchange visits between the leaders of the EU member-states. But after all, why is Merkel visiting Athens one day… » read more

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The European Union enlargement process of 2004 and 2007 was considered by many as a big achievement of the Union. And that because behind the idea of enlargement was lying the argument that the more the countries inside the EU, the more global the achievement would be and the greater the role of Europe as… » read more

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The crash test for democracy in Georgia was proved “failed” as discussions around the formation of government are stuck amongst the interests of the two candidates, the role of Russia, and the possible plans for destabilization. Yet we see that money can buy everything, and this is the case of Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.

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The French President’s bi-annual plan for the refreshment of France’s economy was expected to be a well-organized series of development measures, including the confrontation against the increasing rates of unemployment, the invigoration of national economy and competitiveness, and the battle against public deficit. Yet, this plan finally seems to follow the line of austerity measures… » read more

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